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Volunteering Opportunities


Volunteers for Prosperity manages the Volunteers for Prosperity Service Incentive Program (VfPServe), a public-private partnership of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), skilled American professionals and U.S. non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The program aims to improve the affordability of short-term international service by providing matching grants for individuals volunteering in USAID priority sectors.

VfPServe provides competitive grants to U.S. partner organizations to assist Americans with relevant professional experience who wish to volunteer.  VfPServe grants (ranging from $500 to $1000) are individual, non-renewable and are designated to offset volunteer travel and living expenses while on assignment. VfP provides a dollar for dollar match for funds raised by volunteers up to a $1000. Volunteer assignments are supervised by U.S. non-profits affiliated with the VFPServe Program.

Since it inception, VfPServe has received applications from over 300 skilled Americans interested in short term international service and provided skilled volunteers serving in over 35 developing countries.

The following organizations are currently affiliated with this program:

AHEAD Energy
AMHE Foundation
Ann Foundation
Atlas Service Corps
Bankers without Borders
Blue Kitabu
Bridges to Prosperity
Business Council for Peace
CHF International
Cross-Cultural Solutions
Dominican Republic Education and Mentoring Project (DREAM)
Engineers Without Borders-USA
Firefly Kids
Global Reach International
Global Volunteers
Globe Aware
Hands Along the Nile Development Services
Health Volunteers Overseas
HealthCare Volunteer
Nigeria School Project
Omni Med
Partners of the Americas
Partners Worldwide
Physicians for Peace
Southern Cross Humanitarian
Volunteer Peten
Wings of the Dawn Intl. Institute for Children

If you are an organization, meeting the VfP partnership requirements (hyperlink: for organizations), and would like to find out more about participating in the VfPServe program please contact us at volunteersforprosperity@usaid.gov

To read more about the VfPServe program and apply as a volunteer please visit our partner GlobalGiving’s website.

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